Case study competition
One of the ways we've found to address this is by hosting a case study competition. We've developed case studies with hypothetical scenarios featuring a business outreach initiative, a district-level partnership office, and a business/education coalition. Respondents will highlight the issues presented in each case study and provide their own solutions, with the winners in each category receiving a cash prize ($500 first place, $250 second place) and recognition at the conference.
These case studies, along with the selected winning entries, will also be the focus of a round of facilitator-led breakout sessions, in which participants can discuss the case studies and possible solutions - a great way to begin peer-to-peer discussions on effective partnerships.
I mention this in order to announce that the case studies are now available - go here to review and download them. I hope you'll find them intriguing - we're looking forward to a great response.